Italy vs Brazil Live Streaming Football Match - March 21, 2013
Italy will look to end 30 years of frustration when they take on Brazil in Thursday evening’s international friendly.
Match Date/Time: Thursday 21st March 2013 8:30 p.m. local, 2:30 p.m. ET
Venue: Stade de Geneve, Switzerland
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A bolt of lightning hit the plane carrying the Italian players on their way to Geneva on Wednesday. Fortunately for all on board there were no injuries, although players and staff were understandably shaken up. Come game time, Cesare Prandelli's side will be hoping lightning doesn't strike twice. The Azzurri haven't beaten the Selecao since Paolo Rossi netted a hat trick in a 3-2 victory en route to winning the 1982 World Cup.
In the six meetings since the Italians' trophy triumph, Brazil have definitely had their number. After knocking Italy out of the 1984 Olympics, the South Americans outlasted them on penalties to win the World Cup ten years later. The last time these teams faced off, Brazil won 3-0 in the Confederations Cup - a competition which will bring both teams together once again in three months time.
Now looks as good a time as any to be facing the Samba boys. Brazil's current placing of 18th in the FIFA World rankings is the lowest since their inception. A pair of 2-1 defeats to England and Argentina preceded by a 1-1 draw with Colombia is hardly ideal preparation for the 2014 World Cup hosts.